"I don't want people thinking I just have a bunch of plants in here" -- President Barack H. Obama, 11 August 2009, describing the highly scripted New Hampshire "Town Hall" meeting.
Meanwhile, Obama's paid minions -- the public sector union bosses, the community agitators, the trial lawyers and other beneficiaries of socialized medicine -- were busy busing in counter-protesters to balance out the thousand-plus enraged taxpayers who are watching their liberty disappear like sand in an hourglass.
So it's like this: your non-representative representatives in DC are lining up with the taxtakers against you, the taxpayers.
Then they claim you're an organized mob of paid lobbyists, astroturfers, and Nazi thugs.
As for plants and astroturf?
David Axelrod (who Business Week profiled as an inventor of astroturf in 2008) and Barack H. Obama are the disciples of Communist Saul Alinsky.
One of Obama's early mentors in the Alinsky method was Mike Kruglik, who had this to say to an Ryan Lizza of The New Republic, about Obama:
"He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better."
The agitator's job, according to Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the "realization" that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve...
And remember Nancy Pelosi's accusation that taxpayers who protested socialized medicine were Nazi thugs carrying swastikas?
Note the black man holding up the poster. This screenshot was used in reports by the MSM who painted the protesters as Nazis. Here's the thing, though - that black man is a Dingell supporter! Last Friday, Frank Beckmann on his show broadcast on WJR 760 AM interviewed an eyewitness that said not only were union thugs let in through a side door before anyone else was let into the venue, but that he clearly saw from his vantage point that very Obama as Hitler poster in that back hallway after the union thugs took their seats.
...A couple that were at [Dingell's] meeting said there was a black man outside with a sign comparing Obama [with] Adolf Hitler. After the meeting ended and when everyone was leaving this same man was handing out [Dingell] campaign flyers.
Warm up the buses. We've got newly hired plants to ship around the country!
Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, WMUR and Hot Air Pundit.